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Reviewed 8 June 2015

My husband and granddaughters and I stayed here for memorial day weekend to visit family on Kauai. The room was clean, but cozy. We stayed in a room on the first floor with a queen bed and a crib for our 7 month old grandbaby. Emma, our 3 year old granddaughter simply fell in love with the night manager, who...

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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Mahalo! Reading your review made me so proud of our hotel and staff. There is a sense of magic for me too at the hotel. My husband and I love the works of art, Steve has been beautifying the hotel for the past 28 years. Your eyes and Emma, captured all the small details that create the aloha ambiance. Auntie...

Reviewed 5 June 2015

A very reasonably priced hotel in Lihue. Situated across from where the cruise ships dock and a nice beach. Our room was spotlessly clean, had a king bed, plenty of storage, a tiny kitchen sink, microwave, fridge and coffee maker.. There were plenty of towels and pillows. To get into the shower you had to step up over the edge...

1Thank Deb1144
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We do have fabulous front desk staff and are so glad you enjoyed them and felt welcomed! We think our location at Kalapaki Beach, proximity to the airport and midway to explore all of Kauai, is superior. Our apology for delaying replacing the smoke detector in your room. We had a miss...

Provo, Utah
Reviewed 30 May 2015

We visited Kauai over Memorial Day weekend 2015. We had my son and his wife along, and the Garden Island Inn had a room with two queen beds at a fraction of the price of the Marriott Hotel across the street. The staff was very helpful and friendly, and they went out of their way to make our stay pleasant....

2Thank rs652015
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We are so happy you enjoyed the room and were able to join us for the Luau! I thought our Luau night was magical with the lights, music, hula and yummy feast! Add your pictures to our facebook page if you took some. We agree the hotel is a GEM, so refreshing from the...

Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Located 2 miles from the airport and across the street from the beach and a little shopping mall. The employees were super nice and helpful. Rooms are comfortable and clean, place is very cute and artsy. Good price too!!

2Thank Stephanie N
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Location sure does help make Kauai visits extra fun! We love Kalapaki Beach across the street, and the walk to restaurants and shops which are available. No worries about traffic or weather to catch a flight to or from the Lihue Airport. We appreciate your review, so glad you liked our artsy, cozy hotel, friendly/ helpful staff. Visit us again...

Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here while on the first leg of our honeymoon to the Hawaiian Islands. We were trying to keep costs down and were impressed by the good reviews. The garden island inn offered a real personal touch from the moment we got here. They gave us a guide book of the island, offered us advice on...

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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Congratulations on your marriage! We are delighted you chose the garden Island inn to honeymoon with us! Thank you for acknowledging our person touches which adorn the hotel. We take much care and a lot of pride in providing the best in service, comfort and value. Our staff are fabulous, and give every guest personalized attention. NOTHING big box about...

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Arriving at night after a long flight from Australia, we were welcomed by the pretty garden lights of the Garden Island Inn and immediately knew that we were going to enjoy our stay. Appreciating that we were very tired, Angela at Reception gave me a warm hug. The owners have used amazing imagination to create such a wonderful Hotel for...

3Thank Janice J
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for our 5 star review and letting us know you had a wonderful stay! It is our delight to offer our guests a unique experience. We are family owned and blessed to have staff embrace the family atmosphere and pass the family hospitality on to everyone. The Aloha comes from the heart. Brother IZ playing on our speakers,...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 27 May 2015

The family and staff that runs this hotel do a fabulous job of treating their customers. Very clean spacious up to date apartments. They even lend you for free beach chairs and coolers which we did use extensively during our 5 day stay last year.The apartments are super clean and the building is across the street from shops where you...

2Thank rene g
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Aloha, so glad you stayed with us during your work week. Our condos are a nice option for large families or anyone looking to cook and live with a full kitchen, pool, tennis court, outdoor bbq area. This option is just across the street from the ocean with the BEST views of Kalapaki Beach! Look forward to you next visit...

Brighton, Michigan
Reviewed 27 May 2015

For work, I stayed in one of the Hale Kalapaki condos for 7 nights because all of the regular hotel rooms were taken. It was a little overkill for just one person (2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths), but it was really nice to have such a homey place to come back to at the end of the day. The Hawaiian art...

1Thank vanitysvial
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Mahalo, for the 5 star review and for choosing to stay with us! We are thrilled the staff was accommodating to you, and your experiences of your room and the hotel was clean. We strive to please our guest and it is soooo rewarding to get a nice review. "Super Cute" is a good tag as we love island art...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 26 May 2015

Let me start by saying that Garden Island Inn's website is accurate. You can see all the rooms etc. and that is the least of what you'll find when you arrive. What you don't see on the web site is the welcome that meets you. Every single one of the staff is attentive, informative and supportive. The facility is clean,...

2Thank Eliza B
Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Aloha! Many thanks for your 5 star review. It gives us great joy to learn how much a guest loves our hotel. We try to provide great value, nice to know all of our extras increased your comfort and pleasure. Room 119 king bed, with vaulted ceilings, nice views of the ocean from the balcony, was a perfect fit for...

Reviewed 25 May 2015

We were here for only one night due to late arrival. The inn is lovely! We easily could have stayed here several days. The service is above exceptional . The host who greeted us made us feel special . She went and placed snacks for us in our room. The inn is not new but very well cared for ....

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Lis L, Owner at Garden Island Inn, responded to this review

Mahalo for your review! Thank you for "highly recommending" us and enjoying the aloha and ambiance that is the Garden Island Inn. Our business is guest service and comfort in an artsy boutique hotel, Hawaii to us is tropical paradise; we embrace Kalapaki Beach, the natural wonders of Kauai, and the aloha spirit. So happy to hear you want to...

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  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Garden Island Inn is a quaint, affordable boutique hotel by the lovely Kalapaki Beach and Bay, the Kauai Marriott and Lagoons and the Nawiliwili Harbor. Kalapaki Beach offers safe surfing, stand up paddle boarding, canoing, kayaking, sailing for beginners to intermediate, fishing or just plain relaxing and sunning.This is Kauai's center for shopping, live music and dining with a choice of 10 of Kauai's finest restaurants all within a short leisurely walking distance from the Garden Island Inn Hotel.The Garden Island Inn has quick and easy access from the Lihue Airport and to all the sights and activities Kauai has to offer. Let us be your home away from home while you discover Kauai! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Garden Island Inn

Address: 3445 Wilcox Rd, Kalapki Beach, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766-9590
Region: United States > Hawaii > Kauai > Lihue
Price Range: RM640 - RM800 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Garden Island Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Garden Island Hotel Lihue
Garden Island Lihue
Garden Island Inn Kauai/Lihue
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Lihue
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lihue
#1 Romantic Hotel in Lihue
#4 Business Hotel in Lihue
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“There is no lift at this property, so specific a ground floor room unless you want to lug your bags up concrete stairs.”
  • One of two paintings in my room
  • Painted room door - they all are
  • Painted light switch in my room
  • Painted door to my room
  • Even the rock door stop is painted
 of 5 bubbles GrantM317, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“3 or more travelers go for the Condo”
 of 5 bubbles kevinp1966, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Back side is quieter has view of garden. Front side faces ocean Good view”
 of 5 bubbles donalde989, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have beach facing balconies. Suites are available.”
 of 5 bubbles drdavepittman, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ALL rooms seemed to have a great view”
 of 5 bubbles pwayer1111, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
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